Former Hawaii star, Washington draft pick Colt Brennan dies at 37

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Colt Brennan, who starred at the University of Hawaii and was a sixth-round draft pick of the Washington Football Team, has died at 37, Hawaii News Now reported.

Professionally, Brennan did not play for Washington, which drafted him in 2008, or the Oakland Raiders, who signed him after his time with the WFT.

He then went on to the Hartford Colonials of the defunct United Football League, the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL, and the Los Angeles Kiss of Arena Football.

Per Hawaiinewsnow:

He was 37 years old. Details about his passing were not immediately available.

Brennan’s decision to come to Hawaii after a championship career at Saddleback College in California marked the beginning of a new era in Manoa.

The side-armed slinger, along with receivers like Davone Bess and Ryan Grice-Mullen, led an overpowering offense that helped Hawaii win the Hawaii Bowl in 2006 and finish the regular season undefeated a year later.

In college, Brennan was an absolute star for Hawaii.

Among his accomplishments:

  • Second all-time in most career touchdowns responsible for (146). Achieved November 23, 2007.

  • NCAA record for most 400 yard games (20). Achieved in 2007.

  • Tied NCAA record for most career touchdown passes by a quarterback-receiver combination (39 to Davone Bess). Achieved November 23, 2007.

  • NCAA two-season record for most touchdown passes, 96 (2006–2007)

  • Eighth all-time for passing efficiency (season), posting a 186.0 mark in 2006.

  • NCAA record for most points responsible for (season) with 385. (2006)

  • Second all-time for highest pass completion percentage (career) with 70.4%. This record was eclipsed by Dan Persa during the 2011 season.

  • Fourth all-time in career touchdown passes with 131.

  • Sixth all-time in total passing yards with 14,193.